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Cissus rhombifolia

Grape ivy

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height1.5m to 4m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourGreen
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Cissus rhombifolia (Grape ivy). A commonly grown, tendril climbing or semi-trailing plant from tropical America. Glossy dark green toothed leaves are diamond-shaped to ovate and 3-palmate. Grows to a height of 3.5 m.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Venezuela treebine

Origin

Tropical America

Interest and use

Indoor plant, hanging basket.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

It will need staking. Stems can be thinned if required during spring.

Propagation

By cuttings taken in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs can be a problem and direct sun-light can cause yellowing of the leaves.

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